Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891. Hardcover. 8vo. Green textured cloth with gilt lettering and black rules. iv, 226pp. Color frontispiece, 9 full-page color plates, numerous line drawings. Very good. Faint edgewear only, else internally fine; nonauthorial front flyleaf gift inscription. Item #45554
First edition, tight and bright and quite attractive, of this guide to 584 types of butterflies, touted on title page as "Illustrated with Ten Hand-Colored Plates, and Many Wood-Cuts" -- and all ten plates (each picturing several butterflies) are finely, delicately colored indeed. A lovely copy. Maynard (1845-1929) was a noted naturalist and is remembered chiefly as an ornithologist, publishing many notable books and other texts in that field.